High and dry land being the best for the natural development of the pear, as well as of other fruit, I should prefer such a position not only for the growing of the seed to be planted, but of its fruit as it progresses. A gentleman near Boston, whose garden was low and his soil clayey and cold, raised a considerable number of fairly grown seedling pears, but they were mostly acid or insipid. My garden is high and warm; but in regard to such a necessity I do not pretend to speak with the utmost confidence.